Career

The diversified training provides Life Science graduates job opportunities in many career fields in industry, public and governmental agencies, universities and research institutions within or outside the university.

The bachelor's degree is a first scientific degree that provides you with basic expertise and qualifications to prepare you for a profession in the field of Life Science. The career prospects of bachelor graduates in industry are similar to those of biochemists or biotechnologists with a bachelor’s degree. You may work in production, quality control, patent offices, project management, marketing and environmental protection.

Most graduates continue with a master's programme, which will prepare you for a career in basic research within or outside the university. It is quite usual for master graduates to round off their university training with doctoral research for about three years. The fast track option (without having to write a master’s thesis) allows above-average students to shorten their period of studies by being directly admitted as doctoral researchers. You can carry out doctoral research either in chemistry or biology. Especially gifted doctoral researchers can apply for admission to our Research School Chemical Biology and complete their doctorate in an interdisciplinary environment.

Master and doctoral graduates have career opportunities in biotechnological or industrial research as well the related service sector, such as environmental agencies or consulting firms, where in-depth scientific knowledge and skills in chemistry and biology are required.